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Ben Croughs

Specialized in researching new technologies, designing application frameworks, setting up applications from scratch and much more.

About me

Hi I’m Ben, 41 years old and Senior Full Stack .NET Developer. In 2000 I graduated in applied computer science at PXL (then known as XIOS). In addition, Microsoft crowned me a Certified Professional. I started my career at Ubi-X software as an application engineer, I worked there for 10 years. In 2011 I became a freelance consultant in my own company BC3. I specialize in researching new technologies, designing application frameworks, setting up applications from scratch and much more. When I work in a team on a project, I tend to take the lead and make sure that the objectives are achieved. That’s why I would also describe my personal skills as; leadership, eye for detail and organization-oriented.
Dutch
100%
English
90%
French
60%

Hobbies

hiking

Geocaching
Walking
Biking

hat

Cooking, with a Master Chef & Aspirant Somelier degree

electronics

3D Printing
Arduino
IOT
Gadgets

kid-and-baby

My kids Roxanne & Lex: crafts, DIY projects, drawing, outdoor activities, Lego

About me

Hi I’m Ben, 41 years old and Senior Full Stack .NET Developer. In 2000 I graduated in applied computer science at PXL (then known as XIOS). In addition, Microsoft crowned me a Certified Professional. I started my career at Ubi-X software as an application engineer, I worked there for 10 years. In 2011 I became a freelance consultant in my own company BC3. I specialize in researching new technologies, designing application frameworks, setting up applications from scratch and much more. When I work in a team on a project, I tend to take the lead and make sure that the objectives are achieved. That’s why I would also describe my personal skills as; leadership, eye for detail and organization-oriented.
Dutch
100%
English
90%
French
60%

01

Research new tools technologies

I love new and shiny things, working on the cutting edge, even on alpha’s or beta’s. Very early to adopt, the higher the challenge. This reflects in my profession that I love to research new tools and technologies. A project on the cutting edge of technology is right up my ally.

02

Setting up applications/environments from scratch

Green field applications, it is a rare breed, and there is always legacy. But when I’m designing a new application I love to discuss and research what application/solution setup is the best match for the customer.

03

Designing application frameworks

Most of the time it is not about one application, but multiple applications. That’s where I come in, designing shared application, tools, frameworks are what I have been doing since day 1.

04

Profiling and research existing application for better performance

Every time you deliver an application, you will run in to some performance issues in some layer of your application. Detecting and analyzing these problems has always been a specialty of mine. And by the years I’ve learned a lot of tools and techniques on how to investigate performance.

05

Deliverables are reached

If I’m working on a project, I tend to take the lead and make sure that deliverables are reached​

06

Javascript/Typescript

Although I started my career as a .NET developer, the past years I’ve focused also on javascript/typescript. Started like everyone with plain vanilla javascript but went from jquery and knockout to full blown frontend frameworks as VueJS & Angular. The past years most of my projects were balanced 50/50 in backend/frontend.

References

  • Geert De Ceuster - One Mind
  • Wilfried Horemans - Stad Antwerpen
  • Maarten Torfs - Politie Antwerpen
  • Patrick Vanoverbeke - Digipolis
  • Jan Mathyssens - Digipolis
  • Frank Vandervelpen - Velpe Development
  • Tom Van De Kerkhof - KBC
  • Mark Ongena - Pitco
  • Lars Van Sweevelt - I3 Technologies
  • Thijs Crombeen - Euricom